Friday, August 25, 2006

How do we rid the world of a useless UN?

VETO EVERYTHING. Think about it, bring back the diplomatic staff(save one to vote), don't negotiate, and when something comes up...veto. Stop sending money... 25% of the budget. And monthly introduce one item for vote...Dissolution of the body and start over. There has to be a better system. This one is broken.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Are these the words of Peace?

I have recently been corrisponding with a very intellegent Jordanian. We have a large difference in opinion about whether Hezbollah is a (in my opinion) a terrorist organization and The arab observer's opinion that Hezbollah is a nationalist protector of the lands of Lebanon. While reading Drudge tonight I came accross the following article that shows that Hezbollah is a fanatic religious organization that is funded and directed by the Persian Iranian govt. I wonder why arabs are taking money and orders from Persians? I think the only answer is a common hate for Jews...sad but true. Common hate makes alot of enemies partners. Let me show you the words of peace from the spiritual leader of Iran.
From Mynews.com
To Hezbollah "Your unprecedented holy war and steadfastness are beyond the limits of my description. It's a divine victory. It is a victory of Islam," Khamenei said in the message read by an announcer on Hezbollah's Al-Manar television.
Hezbollah is heavily financed and backed by Iran's Shiite Muslim theocracy.
"With God's help you were able to prove that military superiority is not (measured) in the number (of soldiers), planes, warships and tanks. Rather, it depends on the power of faith and holy war," Khamenei said.
"You have ridiculed the myth that the Zionist army is invincible," he said.


I guess that all translate to peace, love, and happiness to the rest of the world. Its obvious that the US and Israel are the root cause of this war...what are you naive of just blinded by your hate for the Jews and the US? Is there any reason for the US to trust people who have declared a holy war on us? It would be niave to, it would lead to our destruction.

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Blogger The Observer said...

Thanks Global Verm for the compliment :)

I hate to defend Hezbollah, but I really believe it isn't a terror organization although it is somehow fanatically religious.

Regardless of the Iranian support of Hezbollah, and Iranian hatred towards Israel and the US, try to think of the answer of these questions:

1. Do you think that Hezbollah would attack Israel if it withdrew from all the occupied land in Lebanon (Shab'a's farms) and gave back the lebanese prisoners.
2. Has Hezbollah ever been accused of attacking civilians around the world aka AL Qaeda style like kidnapping aeroplanes, or bombing train stations or Embassies around the world?
3. Did Hezbollah really shoot civilians with its rockets in this last war? How many rockets has been shoot on Israel? 1000, more? How many civilians got killed? Do you think that if they are really terrorists would have killed much more people?

Thu Aug 17, 02:27:00 AM EDT  

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Thoughts from a post on The arab observers blog

Thank you for the post, its hard to get comments as sincere and thought out in an open blog like mine and yours. In Persian I only mean non-arab in my mind, most US citizens would think that all arabs are persians and persians are arabs, I hope you understand that I wanted you to know that I understand some of the cultural differences in the region.I have heard the support for Israel argument before for why many hate the US, and so I would like to see what you think of my view on this. Why does the US support the Israelis? Does it have to do with common religion? NO. US mostly Christian, Israel mostly Jews. Does it have to do with common past? A little bit, we have some Jews in the US that were persecuted during the WWII, but most of them are past on by now. I know that many in my grandfathers generation are ashamed that they let the Germans kill all the Jews in the WWII, but much of that emotional attachment has faded away in the newer generations. When the league of nations set up Israels international border it did take some land from Arabs. But who had the land 1st? Well it was Greek, then Jewish, then Roman, then Ottoman, then Egyptian, then Christian, then Jewish, then the Muslums, then the Christians, then the Muslums again...you get the point. As a Christian I recognize that many of the miracles that happen in the Old Testament happen to Jews in current day Israel, I also know from my study of the Koran that many of the occurances happen in Judea also. I believe this is what you speak of when you call Hezbollah a resistance force. OK, I see the history, but what about the tactics they use? 1979 214 US military Peace Keepers and 150 French Peace Keepers blown apart in barracks while they slept. The largest non Nuclear explosion in history...why? Israel has never attacked the US, that is one reason that we support them. The other reason? Balance of power brings stability in situation. If the US suddenly took back all its weapons and said that we no longer support the Israeli right to exist...I ask, how long would there be 6 million Jews in Israel? How long would it take for the whole mideast to explode? So here is a prediction, as the enemies of Israel get stronger, the support that they get from the US will be stronger and more involved. Yes, I see the paradox here, but how is it to stop? Disarm Hezbollah and the Israelis leave them alone, disarm Israel and there is no more Israel. The only way for this to stop is two ways. 1st complete military defeat of one of the players here. Or 2, the deep long rooted hate for Jews must stop. The moderate muslums have to say enough from these terrorist groups and say...stop or we will stop you. Unfortunely none of these seem likely. So that is why I say I am proud that my countries Bombs kill the Hezbollah,(not the civilians that they hide behind). The way I see it is that they killed out of no provocation 214 US Marines and for that they should be defeated.Hope I didn't ramble on too much.Please visithttp://globalverm.blogspot.com/ThanksGlobal Verm

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Blogger The Observer said...

I answered you in my blog, but I will copy it here as well. I just forget to say that Persians and Arabs are complete different races. There has been a Persian empire in the history but now it is Iran country. There is also several Arab countries now. We like to call it the Arab world, but frankly it is Jorda, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Saudia, UAE, Lebia, Algeria, ...etc. We have many comonolities but much differences as well. It is so ignorant to generalize and judge all Arabs to be the same as much as it is ignorant to judge black people of being the same.

Now here is what I wrote as a reply to you in my blog:
No globalverm, you didn't ramble too much, I can see where you are coming from, and see that you can see how Arabs and Muslims feel bitterness and anger towards the US for backing what they believe their enemy Israel.

You said it yourself, without the US support to Israel, those 6 million Jews wouldn't be living in Israel. So you can understand the other side feelings.

Now as of the moderate muslims saying no to terrorist groups. I say that I live among muslims, I am christian, but I can give a clear picture of the situation in Jordan. I wont say most, it is nearly all of the muslims I know are fed up of those terrorists (not Hezbollah cause they consider it as a legimate resistance), but Al-Qaeda and other terror organisations that are giving a bad impression about Islam. They have ruined Muslim and Arab reputation in the world, where uneducated people around the world (which are many) percieve all Muslims and Arabs now as terrorists which isn't true.

I am not sure it is Hezbollah who killed those US Marines in 1979, I think it was another kind of Palestinian melichias back then, but regardless of that incident, and looking at the current situation on groud, you can see that Hezbollah is only fighting Israel for their occupation of some land in Lebanon. Why would you consider that as terror? and even counting the numbers of civilians killed vs the military people killed in this war, you can till that even in ration Israel killed much more civilians than Hezbollah.

You can tell from my post which started all this conversation that I don't support Hezbollah, neither it's ideology, and yes, I didn't like how it provoked Israel by kidnapping those 2 soldiers, but excuse me they are only 2 soldiers, Israel declared a fierce war on the lebanese! It destroyed their country and killed many for only 2 soldiers?!! People here are calling those 2 soldiers as Prophet Moses and his Brother Haron! lol. Are they that important to kill many people for?

I admit that both parties have done horrible things. We radicals in the Arab world as you have in Israel and the US. We have set of believes that contradict what you have. But why let ourselves kill each other? why not work on both sides to achieve a better leadership. A leadership that calls for peace not war? Electing people like George Bush wont help the US, it would only cause more rage, and produce more terrorists. You have the upper hand, more force, more money, more social and technological advancements and more knowledge, so why not help us? Help us live in peace.

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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Who would believe such a farce?

This resolution is a face saving chess move by the Bush administration to gain the international "upper hand". If you really think that a lasting cease fire will go into effect in 5 hours from now you are not paying attention, gullable, or just naive. The US wants the appearance of being a good UN member and supporting the innocent, and they do, but they also know that with a terrorist State inside Lebanon there will always be innocents that will suffer. So the US plays the game and makes the insignificant countries of the UN feel important. But all told there are only 6 players in this game: the US,Israel, Hezbollah, Syria, Iran, and pure blind hatred for the Jewish people by the mideast and Europe. Thank God for the US or this thing would be into concentration camps by now. This war is far from finished and it is far from the climax. I am fully supportive of crushing the terrorists where they are in southern Lebanon, Gaza, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Britain, the US etc... And I am damn proud that my tax money developed the weapons to kill the bastards.
One last thought, Olmert has to go. Netanyaho is the only leader strong enough to do this for a long period of time. Listen to the mixed signals that are coming from Olmert, they are horrible for the morale of his country and he is doing more harm than good.

Thank you for reading and post a comment!
GV

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty much said it all. I agree. The Hezzies only understand a bone crushing defeat. All this "peace talk" goes right over their head. I just wish Olmert had the balls to finish what he started. If you're going in to disarm Hezbollah, disarm them. Otherwise, more of the Lebanese and Israelis will die needlessly in another war. Sheesh. What a mess.

Mon Aug 14, 11:48:00 PM EDT  
Blogger The Observer said...

While I dont support Hezbollah, and dont like his ideology and the life style of beling extremely religious they call for, I dont see it as a terror organization.

Hezbollah havent attacked civillians or bombed innocent people around the Globe like the AL-Qaeda did. Al what Hezbollah did is resisting occupation forces that lie on Lebanese land.

People in the west should differenciate between legimate resistance and terror. I don't condone violent resistance as well, but as I can see from your vote, you do condon Israeli violent actions towards the Lebanese. I think violence is wrong from both sides.

Tue Aug 15, 01:24:00 AM EDT  

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Dangerously close to the real deal

Thanks for visiting, please leave your comments. Global Verm
Now for my Thoughts. I feel like we are living in a time that will be put into history books, a time that will have a chapter all to itself. It will have an all encompassing variety that will include the following character: USA, Israel, UK, Japan, Germany, Australia, So Korea, Jordan, Italy, Iraq, India, and oddly Pakistan for now are on the Allies side, and on the other side, Syria, Iran, Al Queda, Hizballah, N Korea, the arab media, the USA/Euro media, and in a non combat but instigative role, China and Russia for personal gain. This is how it lines up and the UN will be useless in stopping this, thus making it a purely humanitarian institution, forever.
The problem here is that terrorism attacks the innocent and non provoking. The main role of the military in all of the Ally countries is to protect the innocent. So if a Terrorist attacks the innocent the natural role of the military must be used to secure the safety of the women, children and elderly. If this is not done then the terrorist will continue these acts, like pirates pillaging the weak of the sea. The UN does not work any longer because the equation that it was set up to fix has changed and added a variable:Organized worldwide fanatic Terrorism. So the outlook for peace is bleak, the need for peace is the greatest it has been since 1945 and the chances for peace are the worst it has been since 1939.
What we have is a new battle in the war on terror, or what may well be the beginning of a new world war. God help us all. But look back at WWI/WWII it took some small incidents to get these going. And it took a lot of countries a while to realize that they could not spend these wars on the sidelines.
So while I pray for peace, I also pray for justice, freedom, liberty and fear from random acts of terror. I support the Israelis push to defend itself from the darkness of terror. Sometimes peace can be bought, sometimes traded, and unfortunately in this case it must be profoundly and violently defended.
Good Luck we are all praying for you.
Global Verm

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Monday, June 19, 2006

When will the world appear more serious...

There is no such thing as a united world and if that is our goal then we are going to be waiting until there is a common enemy to mankind (aliens, etc) before there will be a unifying reason. Yes, survival is the only reason that peoples are allies. And if you can appear to be an ally and secretly be doing malice so that your "ally" is weakened then that is good for you. I mean China, and Russia in reference to Iran and N Korea. I hope Kim il Jong fires that missile and I hope it wakes up the world. But in the end the Chinese and Russians will not care, because they know that if N Korea messed with them they would just nuke them. But the US is held to a higher standard and the rogues of the world know that to be true. So they use it to their advantage.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

War never ends well

I was thinking today of wars that ended well. Well I guess you can say the US revolution ended well. Unless you think of all the poor souls that were lost fighting for it. In todays world the US revolution would have read as a headline, "Washington elected president of new republic, many lives lost and enourmous collateral damage harms US credibility". WWII ended well, except for the necessary evil of the introduction of atomic weapons.
Nuclear weapons in Russia no longer scare me, 400 Chinese nukes don't scare me, I am not even afraid on a nuclear accident on our US soil. What I am afraid of is religious fanatics having a nuclear weapon. Answer this question...If President Bush said to you, John Doe American here is the situation, within the next 3 years a country that has said that its main goal is to destroy Israel and then the US with nukes and they were getting close, John should we stop them? Should we kill the leadership? What should we do???? Well?
My response is, Mr President, sometimes you have to defend yourself when nobody else will. Draw a line in the sand and make them cross it. When they do hold them accountable. But remember Mr President, war never ends well and people will die, just make sure its more of them than us. In this case your enemy will decide if war is necessary.

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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Willam F Buckley is a defeatist?

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/Commentary/com-2_25_06_WB.html

I can't believe that he has given up on the 13 million people who want democracy and a stable government. This country is being held hostage by terrorists that are stoking old anger in a small percentage of the mass population. I am just dissapointed in such a great conservative mind.

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Friday, February 17, 2006

I hate Hollywood...well maybe not hate...

I hate them because its ok not to like other people when you don't agree with a word that they say and you just think they are drama queens and kings. Plus, in my 30 years I have come to realize that the same storylines just keep being rehashed in movies. I guess lately they have tried taking their politics and making storylines about them. Syriana, Brokeback, and everything else Clooney, Balwin, or Dreyfus...I could go on and on and on with socialist liberal actors. I don't go to movies anymore and I rent whatever I see that has none of the normal liberal Hollywood tilt. I am not surprised that they are having problems making money in America. Most of them are socialists, not capitalists. I am just so tired of them getting press, and I don't even listen anymore. I know its not nice to hate so lets just say that I don't feel they have a moral fiber and they possess a hate for America and the ideals of conservatism and Christianity.
Tell me your thoughts on Hollywood

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Surprise...Surprise there were WMD?

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Anonymous milad said...

Hi eric! I am back!

actually I saw the link that is related to change iran. I hope you increase your knowledge about Iran if you are interested. good try! but you have to try more. actually the arm that you see in that picture is lion and sun "shir va khorshid or shir-o-khorshid" which is a royal arm in Iran. The people who want raoyal government are not many. they are few. they have just power and relate every efforts to nationalism. but they are generationally corrupt. Reza Pahlavi's grand phather which was founder of Pahlavi government was a soldier. He gathered properties and corrupted a lot. so after world war 2nd US Russia and bretain replace him by his son (Mohammad Reza Pahlavi - Reza Pahlavi 2nd's father.) he was currept too. he gathered billions of dollors and shares in europian companies.

As it was debated before, I believe that they don't understand the facts in current Iran. They are living abroad for 30 years. can Such this person decide for iranian nation? not sure. moreover, there is no changing regim is going to happen. The thing that people want are reforming and develping in economic issues and political as well.

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The pen is mightier than...?

I imagine 10-40 years ago most of the media elite sat in a Journalism classroom and they had to listen to a prof bloviate on how grand the power of the pen. Well lets see, the pen is not as powerful as terrorism and more appropriately the fear of reprisal for news media. Interestingly the press is the champion of free press but the champ does not want to take on the fight of the century. Some in the media have, surprisingly the Euro's are actually the strong gloves in this fight. The American media is so concerned with itself and its fear that it is defeated before it begins. The same media that prints picture on rogue soldiers in Iraq torturing, felt no remorse, only glee when it printed the pics is now once again on the same side of an argument as the terrorists. I support freedom of speech. And with that I support the freedom not to speak. But the responsibility to the freedom of the press is universal and I do not think that the American media elite is doing its part.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Toys that save lives

http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/13862793.htm

I often get excited like a kid before Christmas when I think of the possibilities of future tech. The article above gives me great hope for my children and all of America's children. The truth is that future wars are going to be won on Computers and our ability to control robots is going to be tremendous. That brings me to my thought of the day. Are American children today going to be preprogrammed or predisposed to tomorrows war machine because of the 3 hours a day of video game practice on the Xbox or PSP? If so, I say play on children. Its contrarian thinking that the gaming community is a great part of our society. But America has always leaned on the techies for wars, why not this generation? The techies of the 30's built a bomb that won/stopped a terrible war. I think that if the roadside bomb is negated and urban warfare is less bloody. That enhancement will stop insurgency and give the US the will it needs to change the Middle East. Play on Xbox generation!

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Monday, February 13, 2006

Hamilton speaks and says very little

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060213/OPINION/602130318/1002

Lee Hamilton spoke at my College graduation and I was not impressed. He speaks in this op ed in my local liberal paper the Indy star and does not impress. He has done a good job at telling a brief history of this situation. I believe he has left very little details of the absolute way out of this. If we left out the thoughts of diplomacy then there is a simple problem tactically. If we say ok we will give Iran 3 months to cooperate...and then we give them 3 more...and then we say the UN really means it and if you don't comply we will give you 3 more months or there will be blockades and sanctions. Ok then we put these sanctions on...and Iran switches to the N Korea model for developing Nukes and starves its people in order to feed the military and Scientists. The problem is they will develop them, there is no way to stop them. By the time that the international community gets the will to use military these weapons will be in Syria or now a very strategically placed Palestinian territory.

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

The opening of the Olympics 2006

I love the Olympics. It takes me back to my childhood at my Grandparents house. My grandmother loves figure skating. She just thinks its a beautiful sport. I personally enjoy the skiing and this is the only time that I will watch hockey. I couldn't tell you any of the names of the people on our US Hockey team but there is just something about the Olympics that brings out Nationalism. My wife and I are trying to decide which Olympics we like better...So that is today's question...Which do you prefer Summer Olympics or Winter Olympics?

My wife says she is a bigger fan of the Summer Olympics. She loves the Gymnastics and the swimming. My favorite is swimming and a very close second would be the track and field.

I think that I like the winter games better because the winter games come on at a time of the year that does not really make you want to go outside in the weather and enjoy yourself. I mean, the winter is a socially slower time and generally I think most people are just waiting for the warm weather to come back. So although the sports are better in the Summer, I enjoy the Winter games better.

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Friday, February 10, 2006

An iranians view of the Olympics

Milad said...
Hello dear eric congradulation for your new blog. Actually, I think the games, they are a very important event in the world with the valuable and nice idea behind. It disributes kindness and friendship and makes nation familiar with each other. actually our athletics whom we are expect to have medals are wrestelers (spelling?) secondly lifting and Hosein Reza Zadeh who is most powerfull man in the world. Iranians look at the games just for fun and competition , not deeply, but I am thinking of nice and appricciatable idea behind that. I personally think and feel that my country Iran is more global and close to international community when they are participating in the games. And because they are in summer, perfect and cute enough to watch them from TV in Iran. I love football swimming and running.

Milad, Thank you for your post! It is nice to hear what your country is looking forward to seeing.
Question of the Day: What is your nations feeling about the Olympics, are you worried about terrorism? Who do you expect to do well? Please comment!

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Anonymous milad said...

thx eric

As I told you. We expect Reza zadeh http://www.google.ae/search?hl=ar&q=reza+zadeh&meta= to have a gold medal there in beigin china. unfortunately, our country's athletics are not proffessional and skilled enough in winter olympics. therefore I commented about main games(summer one). About tourism I think my country-follws are not rich enough to travell for supporting, cheering or encouraging athletics. tickets are expensive for iranian people who live in iran. for example a ticket for the biggest football match in Iran is about 2 or 3 dollors! whereas in olympic it tend to start from houndrads of dollor or euro.

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interesting site

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Anonymous Milad said...

Hello dear eric

congrojulation for ur new blog.

Actually, I think the games are very important event in the world with the valuable and nice idea behind. It disribute kindness and friendship and make nation be familiar with each other.

actually our athletics whom we are expect to have medals are wrestelers (spelling?) secondly lifting and Hosein Reza Zadeh who is most powerfull man in the world.

Iranians look at the games just for fun and competition , not deeply, but I am thinking of nice and appricciatable idea behind that. I personally think and feel that my country Iran is more global and close to international community when they are participating in the games. And because they are in summer, perfect and cute enough to watch them from TV in Iran. I love football swimming and running.

Fri Feb 10, 03:01:00 PM EST  

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Welcome

The goal of the blog it to create a circle of blogs that connect with discussion of similar situations in the world and to get ideas on them. Let me give you an example. Todays topic is the opening of the Olympics. How do the people of your country view the games. Who are your hopefuls for gold. Are you concerned about terrorism at the games? Do you think they are fair, do you even care about the games. So state where you are from and give us your thoughts. Welcome,

Global Verm

http://englishamshaspand.blogspot.com/
This is an Iranian that I have made friends with and he is trying to learn English. His Farsi blog was listed in an article in the BBC website last week...thats big time!!

I also encourage you to visit the following sites for up to date news.
www.drudgereport.com
www.newsmax.com
www.realclearpolitics.com

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds good.
Good luck.

Fri Feb 10, 11:52:00 AM EST  

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